Local Music

Indie Band Lemón Royale Wants to Shake Up Sarasota

The newly formed band will play its first public performance at Ringling Underground tonight.

02/07/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Planning

City Conducting Online Survey on Top Local Issues

The survey covers issues such as parks programs, sustainability, growth and development.

01/07/2019 By Staff

Planning

New Nonprofit Will Work with City to Oversee Bayfront Redevelopment

The Sarasota Bayfront Planning Organization is transitioning into a new organization, The Bay Conservancy.

12/13/2018 By Staff

Civics

Sarasota Citizens' Academy Returns in January

The eight-week course teaches participants how municipal government operates through interactive learning sessions with a different city department each week.

10/29/2018 By Staff

Politics

County Administrator, City Managers to Speak at Tiger Bay Luncheon

Sarasota County administrator Jonathan Lewis, Sarasota city manager Tom Barwin, Longboat Key town manager Tom Harmer and Venice city manager Edward Lavallee will participate.

10/23/2018 By Staff

Recreation

Park Management Changing Hands

Next month, five City of Sarasota parks and recreation facilities now maintained by Sarasota County through an inter-local agreement will return to the city.

09/17/2018 By Staff

Recreation

New Dog Park Opens Monday

The Canine Club at Gillespie Park includes two separate fenced areas, dog drinking fountains and new trees, landscaping and shade structures.

09/04/2018 By Staff

Leadership

Business Development Workshop for Those in Newtown and North Sarasota Starts Sept. 11

The class will focus on assessing one's entrepreneurial skills, determining whether one has a strong business concept and how to grow a business.

08/28/2018 By Staff

Construction

City Breaks Ground on St. Armands Parking Garage This Week

The four-story garage will include 503 parking spaces.

05/22/2018 By Staff

Construction

Downtown Roundabout Opens

The new roundabout at the intersection of Orange Avenue and Ringling Boulevard in Sarasota opened to traffic on Wednesday.

05/17/2018 By Staff

Construction

New Downtown Roundabout Opens Next Week

A new single-lane roundabout at the intersection of Orange Avenue and Ringling Boulevard is expected to be open to traffic early next week.

05/08/2018 By Staff

Restaurants

New City Effort Highlights Benefits of Composting

The City of Sarasota and Sunshine Community Compost are partnering with Libby’s Cafe + Bar, Louies Modern and Muse to encourage composting.

05/08/2018 By Staff

Planning

Construction on St. Armands Parking Garage Begins Next Week

The $12 million construction project will be funded through a special assessment on commercial land owners and paid parking.

04/20/2018 By Staff

Planning

Sarasota Publishes Draft of New Form-Based Code

Sarasota recently unveiled a draft of its long-anticipated form-based code, whose purpose is to create predictable building patterns around the city.

03/14/2018 By Staff

Energy

City Adds Three New Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The City of Sarasota recently installed three new electric vehicle charging ports and updated seven existing ports in parking garages and lots.

01/19/2018 By staff

Construction

City, Nonprofit Celebrate Pilot Program to Rehab Newtown Homes

The city granted Brotherhood of Men Mentor Group Inc. four vacant city-owned residential properties to be rehabilitated and resold or rented.

01/11/2018 By staff

Leadership

New Business Development Course Starts Jan. 23

The free 10-week course focuses on the core basics for new and aspiring small business owners.

01/11/2018 By staff

Construction

City Moving Forward with Municipal Auditorium Renovations

The project includes rehabilitating 18 windows to their original 1940s Art Deco designs, reconstructing exterior doors and stairs and more.

01/05/2018 By staff

Infrastructure

Water Main Improvements Half-Completed

The City of Sarasota, Jon F. Swift Construction and Atkins Global have completed over half of a project to replace roughly 3.7 miles of water mains and other infrastructure.

12/22/2017 By staff

Politics

New Group Wants to Move City Elections to the Fall

Decide the Date wants city voters to consider moving elections from the spring to the fall to coincide with congressional, gubernatorial and presidential elections.

12/18/2017 By staff